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Apple iPhone 5 review: Laws of attraction

28 September 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5 review: Laws of attraction - read the full textThe iPhone 5. As in five million units sold over the course of a … weekend. Can't say no to that. This is the latest installment in the smartphone series that changed the mobile phone industry and we can understand people couldn't wait. Now, what is it they couldn't wait for?


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Steve Jobs is crying in the Heaven.

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  • 2012-09-29 07:24
  • ib1@

Excellent review GSM Arena. There were always great expectation for this device, as you mention. I suppose a question is are our expectations too high. Everyone now continually expect great advances, or some points of difference. Frankly there is insufficient focus on functionality and purpose , and too much focus on benchmarks and “smoothness of the OS”. I would rather see far greater business integration, less social network rubbish, and more timesaving personal usage products. I feel there is a great opportunity for WP8 if they get it right. Android is like a toy but every toy becomes boring very quickly. If WP8 is decent, it will naturally cut into the Android market first, and then into the Apple market. After the initial buying of new toy frenzy, Apple will have a flat market demand problem they will have to address in the next 6 months.

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  • 2012-09-29 07:18
  • y$i{

Is the iPhone 5 is excellent or not that's not the matter today, the matter is you have done an excellent job with your review. Cheers!

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  • 2012-09-29 06:46
  • nIqa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-29 00:13 from Bw1V - click to readsorry dude getting a $700 phn where the OS is total nonsense(WP8) is just like flushing bucks in toilet.....for $700 one can get all round balanced phn its not just camera camera camera...u talking ABT display?! HTC one X got a looker of a display ,iP5's display is already a benchmark setter + one can get all sorts of apps,hacks,unlimited tweaks by choosing either Android or iOS but a WP8 phn for $700..sorry boss thats not digestable

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  • 2012-09-29 06:25
  • TfPd

The best smartphone till date for sure! iOS Maps may have issues but the map interface is just brilliant!! Apple Rules

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  • 2012-09-29 06:04
  • t1$A

Great review. Its been a journey reading your article. Like reading a comic book or something. I like when you put some extra twists and whatnot in every section and that you guys can maintain neutrality in the highest professional level. My favorite part is of course your first page introduction, the benchmarks and the conclusions. Well worth reading. I ditched my other tech review site for gsmarena, and its been a great read especially in my lunch time where I do all of my reading on my humble Galaxy Note while having my favorite Double cheeseburger down my MickeyD restaurant.
Once again great review!

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  • 2012-09-29 05:35
  • Rx90

I used to love Apple

I wanted to keep loving it...but not anymore..

I just confirmed another issue with Iphone 5camea
Kinda exhausted

You may ask why I keep checking on Iphone5 if I don't like it.

My answer is: I am not like an Apple fanboy. I am a samrtphone fanboy including Apple product with very objective point of view.
I did have a lot of respect to Iphone but now I am even kind of pissed off by what they did.

They just ruined its prestige making me AntiApple and really sad...

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  • 2012-09-29 05:25
  • iiYN

Great review. This is journalism at it's finest. Much much better than the trash sites like BGR and Gizmodo put out. In fact those sites shouldn't even be considered as tech sites.

Props to gsmarena.

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  • 2012-09-29 05:18
  • wdGK

I'm apple user from last three years and I do not have any complain....

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  • 2012-09-29 05:14
  • HDDY

The most honest website and true to it's belief..thanks for giving such a balanced truthful review. You have touched the thoughts of millions of geeks and won many fans over today

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  • 2012-09-29 05:03
  • YMka

Your claim that the nano sim card needs to be 'thin out' but my nano sim card was cut and simply slotted into my iPhone5 64GB. No thinning done.

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  • 2012-09-29 04:51
  • tRgu

Gsmarena is the bomb, very good unbais reviews... seen others on the net which were obviously umm in favor of apple should I say...
Telling us how it is!! High five!

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  • 2012-09-29 04:41
  • vMew

Please GSMARENA, do audio test to PMPs, in this case to the ipod, to see if it's really the same sound as the iphone, and please test other audio players (Sansa, Irio, Creative Zen ...) since NO OTHER site that I know do objective audio tests.
For the ipod, some camera tests would be fine also...

PS. For camera please do truly low light like the last in Engadget.

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  • 2012-09-29 04:38
  • 85@g

I love your reviews GSMArena... Truly commendable...

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  • 2012-09-29 04:35
  • t1}i

Thanks GSMArena for the most unbiased honest review. im a gs3 owner and I've compared both ip5 and gs3 and they are both great phones. But imo the GS3 blows the ip5 out of the water

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  • 2012-09-29 04:28
  • 4wxx

The iPhone 5 upgrade over the 4/4S dilemma is just like the S3 upgrade over the S2...However that was much easier for me coz with the S3 i got better power with more features like Smart Stay, Smart Alerts, Direct Call, Shake To Update, and a much bigger n better touchscreen. Choose wisely iPhone fans...

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  • 2012-09-29 04:27
  • U$kV

Good review. Helped me to purchase the galaxy note 2. Ty. gsm arena.

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  • 2012-09-29 04:23
  • NE@C

i will buy it as soon available in middle-east carriers..want to wait for Lumia 920 and again Lumia 800 has left a bad taste in my mouth mainly cuz of WP its waaaaay to bland and no real customization options and those TILES :@ atleast i can jailbreak iP5 in 5 mins and install as many tweaks as i want nd change the whole look of it

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  • 2012-09-29 04:05
  • YWid

reviews like this is why i have gsmarena in my rss feeds. fair and unbiased. i've read all others review of how they worshipped this st***** phone. how it lightweighted (seriously can you feel it?). brag about lightweight for half page. anyway great review gsmarena. keep up the good work.

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  • 2012-09-29 03:58
  • PA}g

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